Man drove dodgems on busy road
Police officers monitoring CCTV in a Chinese city were stunned to see a man trying to drive two bumper cars along a busy road.
Officer Liu Yulin said he thought he was "seeing things" when he saw the man with the fairground cars in Taizhou, Zhejiang Province.
"I was sweating," he said. "I saw the man sat in between the two cars with one feet on the accelerator of each."
He radioed for a traffic patrol to stop the man and officers quickly rushed to the scene and ordered him to pull over to the side of the road.
The man, Zhang, told them he owned the bumper cars and had rented a space at a nearby amusement park but business was slack.
He had decided to take the battery-powered bumper cars to a busy pedestrianised area downtown in the hope of attracting brisker trade.
Zhang told police that he and an assistant had been driving the cars but the assitant had been called away after receiving an urgent call.
"I decided to try to drive them both because I didn't want to leave one blocking the road where it might be stolen," he added.
Officer Xiao Hu told Zhang it was illegal to drive one bumper car, let alone two, as they were not roadworthy vehicles.
However, as it was unclear what the correct punishment should be under Chinese law, he let Zhang off with a verbal caution.